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Site traffic

Post by A Sea of Red » December 5th, 2018, 10:50 am

I know some of you are interested in how much traffic we get, so I thought a new topic where we can discuss it would be good.

As you can expect, this week's traffic has been really good. Yesterday (Tuesday) was one of our best days we've had since I started tracking it. Monday was really good too considering the traffic spike didn't start until late afternoon.

Yesterday, 63% of all unique visitors were new. Pageviews exceeded 20k.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by cruzan_flame13 » December 5th, 2018, 10:53 am

Awesome! Hopefully this will become a trend with more alumni, current students, their families and others outside the LU bubble!

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Re: Site traffic

Post by Jonathan Carone » December 5th, 2018, 11:44 am

Get that AdWords money!

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Re: Site traffic

Post by Class of 20Something » December 5th, 2018, 11:46 am

Jonathan Carone wrote:Get that AdWords money!
Thanks for reminding me to whitelist ASOR on uBlock
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Re: Site traffic

Post by Sly Fox » December 5th, 2018, 12:03 pm

This is the only site where I am cool with the ads becuase I know how much it helps cover costs around this place. I speak from experience.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by A Sea of Red » December 5th, 2018, 12:15 pm

Sly Fox wrote:This is the only site where I am cool with the ads becuase I know how much it helps cover costs around this place. I speak from experience.
Yeah, trust me, we're only paying for our costs at this point.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by alabama24 » December 5th, 2018, 4:32 pm

A Sea of Red wrote:
Sly Fox wrote:This is the only site where I am cool with the ads becuase I know how much it helps cover costs around this place. I speak from experience.
Yeah, trust me, we're only paying for our costs at this point.
Any way to make an "end of the year donation?" lol

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Re: Site traffic

Post by bluedevilflame » January 3rd, 2019, 12:20 pm

You guys thought about moving over to SB Nation now that LU is FBS? I don't have a clue what that process looks like but figure it could help move ASOR to the next level exposure and traffic wise.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by Sly Fox » January 3rd, 2019, 5:35 pm

I was apparoached by both Rivals and Scout back in the day. I just couldn't justify the submission of control in exchange for saving a few bucks. The dynamics may have changed these days but that was experience in the Dark Ages.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by ballcoach15 » January 4th, 2019, 10:26 am

Truth be known, now that we are FBS, we should get on Rivals, (with the big boys).

Now granted, I know nothing about procedure, cost, etc of joining rivals.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by thepostman » January 4th, 2019, 10:49 am

I kind of enjoy the independence of ASOR and the Flamefans message board but I also get the appeal of getting out there in front of the wider audience which is what would happen.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by jcmanson » January 4th, 2019, 11:04 am

We have had conversations with SB Nation, but it just wouldn't work out for various reasons. One of the big reasons is they don't support message boards, so the site would have to have a divorce.

And we have no plans to go to Rivals or 247.

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the football team. :wink:
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Re: Site traffic

Post by Class of 20Something » January 4th, 2019, 11:07 am

jcmanson wrote:We have had conversations with SB Nation, but it just wouldn't work out for various reasons. One of the big reasons is they don't support message boards, so the site would have to have a divorce.

And we have no plans to go to Rivals or 247.

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the football team. :wink:
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Re: Site traffic

Post by thepostman » January 4th, 2019, 11:08 am

jcmanson wrote:We have had conversations with SB Nation, but it just wouldn't work out for various reasons. One of the big reasons is they don't support message boards, so the site would have to have a divorce.

And we have no plans to go to Rivals or 247.

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the football team. :wink:
I am happy to hear that. I think the place has slowly grown but I don't see the numbers you guys do but from an outsiders perspective it seems to make more sense to remain independent.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by Cider Jim » January 4th, 2019, 11:08 am

jcmanson wrote:

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the LU football and Quiz Bowl teams. :wink:
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Re: Site traffic

Post by LUconn » January 10th, 2019, 9:54 am

RIP flamefans.com

That's how I was still getting here until a few days ago.
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Re: Site traffic

Post by Purple Haize » January 10th, 2019, 9:55 am

LUconn wrote:RIP flamefans.com

That's how I was still getting here until a few days ago.
Yeah. I noticed that too. Collusion!!!
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Re: Site traffic

Post by thepostman » January 10th, 2019, 10:03 am

booooo

I will always know this message board as flamefans

Sorry ASOR...

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Re: Site traffic

Post by adam42381 » January 10th, 2019, 10:09 am

thepostman wrote:booooo

I will always know this message board as flamefans

Sorry ASOR...
It will always be FlameFans in my mind and in my bookmarks.
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Re: Site traffic

Post by Jonathan Carone » January 10th, 2019, 10:14 am

That's how it is in my bookmarks and what I still refer to it as.

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Re: Site traffic

Post by thepostman » January 10th, 2019, 10:33 am

After all, I never agreed to the change! :)

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Re: Site traffic

Post by Purple Haize » January 10th, 2019, 10:42 am

thepostman wrote:After all, I never agreed to the change! :)
I was the first one to predict it
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Re: Site traffic

Post by BJWilliams » April 16th, 2019, 8:57 pm

I wasn't sure where to mention this but I was trying to access the forums and it redirected me to flamefans.com and it turns out that domain has expired. Anyone from ASOR thinking of rectifying that?
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Re: Site traffic

Post by adam42381 » April 17th, 2019, 7:58 am

BJWilliams wrote:I wasn't sure where to mention this but I was trying to access the forums and it redirected me to flamefans.com and it turns out that domain has expired. Anyone from ASOR thinking of rectifying that?
Where did this redirect come from?
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Re: Site traffic

Post by thepostman » April 17th, 2019, 8:46 am

You can buy that domain name for the small price of $677!!

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